Bennington Public Schools Accompanist


Come be a part of a district known for strong academic performance and a balanced educational program that demonstrates the highest levels of success by our students in academics, arts, and athletics. Our mission statement is to provide educational opportunities in a safe, caring environment that will prepare all students to meet the challenges of the future.


Middle School Accompanist 

Job Title: Accompanist

Location: Bennington Middle School & Bennington South Middle School

Reports To: Principal

Work Schedule: Working up to 6.5 hours per day/177-day contract

Salary Schedule: $15.50-$17.95/hour

Position Purpose: The accompanist is responsible for playing piano during scheduled classes and performances as directed by the vocal music teacher.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Performance degree in piano preferred.
  • Proficient in piano.
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance, as required.
  • Ability to sight read well.
  • Ability to improvise.
  • Interpret the composed octavo accompaniments musically and sensitively at the direction of the instructor.
  • Demonstrated strong standards of professional ethics and skills pertinent to building positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with all staff, administration, and the community.

Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Accompanying during daily scheduled classes.
  • Accompanying for rehearsals and performances scheduled before and after school.
  • Performing clerical responsibilities such as music library work, record keeping, and costume distribution.
  • Assume a leadership role in assisting the substitute teacher in the absence of the vocal music teacher.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Building Principal or other Central Office Administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Equipment: This position may require the ability to use musical equipment such as a piano and basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines. Must always comply with BPS guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Limited travel may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
  • Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work in school buildings and central office environments.


  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day-to-day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.

Terms of Employment

The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time.

The offer of employment is contingent upon:

  • A background check demonstrates to BPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.

Bennington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status.

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Additional Information

M-F 6.5 hours/day

school calendar schedule

term life insurance

LT Disability

30-minute unpaid lunch break

Contact Information

Bennington Public Schools
11620 N. 156th Street
Bennington, Nebraska 68007

Jessica Thorberg
(p) (402) 238-3044
(f) (402) 243-0707

How to Apply

Please apply through the Bennington Public Schools Career Opportunities page:

Bennington Public Schools Accompanist application